Early Years Initiative Against Racism

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The Welsh Government says it is committed to creating an “anti-racist Wales” by 2030 – which means “zero tolerance of racism in all its guises”.

And Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan has announced: “New high-quality, free, diversity and anti-racist professional learning (DARPL) provision and resources are now available for practitioners working with babies and young children providing childcare, play and nursery education, These resources have been developed as part of the Welsh Government’s Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan (ARWAP).

Morgan said: “Childcare, playwork and early years settings offer inclusive, accepting and fun environments where children can grow and develop. We want our early years, childcare and playwork workforces to understand and reflect all of the various communities in which our children live.

“This new DARPL series will help to extend that understanding and enable every child to feel welcome.”

Minister for Education and Welsh Language Jeremy Miles said: “We know that having positive role models is integral to children having the best start in life. I’m pleased that we are building on the important work DARPL is delivering to achieve our vision for an anti-racist Wales by 2030 by sowing early seeds with our youngest learners.”

Nigel Summerley

Nigel Summerley retired from The Oldie magazine to return to freelance journalism. He previously held executive staff jobs at the London Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Express before freelancing for 20 years for newspapers including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian and the ‘i’ paper, plus a wide range of magazines. He continues to write about music, travel and health, and blogs at www.nigel-summerley.blogspot.com.

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